Genomes and Genes
laboratory techniques and procedures
Summary: Methods, procedures, and tests performed in the laboratory with an intended application to the diagnosis of disease or understanding of physiological functioning. The techniques include examination of microbiological, cytological, chemical, and biochemical specimens, normal and pathological.
Publications255 found, 100 shown here
- Bilirubin proficiency testing using specimens containing unconjugated bilirubin and human serum: results of a College of American Pathologists studyStanley F Lo
Reference Standards Laboratory, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Children s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53226, USA
Arch Pathol Lab Med 128:1219-23. 2004..The composition of the specimens, bovine serum enriched with ditaurobilirubin, was responsible for the erroneous results...
- Pseudoepidemic of Q fever at an animal research facilityLisa A Conti
Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 4:343-350. 2004..This pseudoepidemic resulted from a lapse in laboratory quality control for testing. Similar errors can be avoided through standardization and improved review of laboratory procedures...
- Components of quality controlA A Hurley
Comprehensive Cytometric Consulting, Ballwin, Missouri, USA
Curr Protoc Cytom . 2001..This unit presents information on the techniques for determining when results are in control or out of control...
- Real-time PCR in clinical microbiology: applications for routine laboratory testingM J Espy
Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Hilton 470, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 19:165-256. 2006..This review focuses on the application of real-time PCR in the clinical microbiology laboratory...
- Management of laboratory test results in family practice. An OKPRN study. Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research NetworkJ W Mold
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City 73104, USA
J Fam Pract 49:709-15. 2000..Ineffective management of laboratory test results can result in suboptimal care and malpractice liability. However, there is little information available on how to do this important task properly in primary care settings...
- Multistate surveillance for laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations in children: 2003-2004Stephanie J Schrag
National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:395-400. 2006..We describe laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations in a population representing almost 6% of children in the United States...
- Investigation of suspected laboratory cross-contamination: interpretation of single smear-negative, positive cultures for Mycobacterium tuberculosisV J Cook
Division of TB Control, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Vancouver, Canada
Clin Microbiol Infect 12:1042-5. 2006..All single smear-negative, positive cultures processed on the same day as smear-positive specimens should be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to identify possible false-positive cultures...
- Survey of physician diagnostic practices for patients with acute diarrhea: clinical and public health implicationsThomas W Hennessy
Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:S203-11. 2004..These variabilities suggest a need for clinical diagnostic guidelines for diarrhea. Many physicians could benefit from education to improve their knowledge about tests included in routine stool examinations...
- Variation in test ordering behaviour of GPs: professional or context-related factors?Wim H J M Verstappen
Centre for Quality of Care Research, Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Fam Pract 21:387-95. 2004..The aim of this study was to describe GPs' test ordering behaviour, and to establish professional and context-related determinants of GPs' inclination to order tests...
- Use of diagnostic accuracy as a metric for evaluating laboratory proficiency with microarray assays using mixed-tissue RNA reference samplesP S Pine
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US FDA, Silver Spring, MD, USA
Pharmacogenomics 9:1753-63. 2008....
- Comparison of the Directigen flu A+B test, the QuickVue influenza test, and clinical case definition to viral culture and reverse transcription-PCR for rapid diagnosis of influenza virus infectionAnnie Ruest
Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculté de Médecine de l Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
J Clin Microbiol 41:3487-93. 2003..RT-PCR detects more cases of influenza than viral culture, and this greater accuracy makes it a more useful reference standard...
- Assessing the impact of the frequency of quality control testing on the quality of reported patient resultsCurtis A Parvin
Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
Clin Chem 54:2049-54. 2008..The probability of rejecting an analytical run, however, is not affected by changes in QC-testing frequency. A different performance measure is necessary to assess the impact of the frequency of QC testing...
- Inactivation of cultured Mycobacterium tuberculosis organisms prior to DNA extractionZoheira Djelouagji
J Clin Microbiol 44:1594-5. 2006
- Evaluation of the performance of randomized versus fixed time schedules for quality control proceduresCurtis A Parvin
Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA
Clin Chem 53:575-80. 2007....
- Why public health agencies cannot depend on good laboratory practices as a criterion for selecting data: the case of bisphenol AJohn Peterson Myers
Environmental Health Sciences, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902, USA
Environ Health Perspect 117:309-15. 2009....
- Harmonization guidelines for HLA-peptide multimer assays derived from results of a large scale international proficiency panel of the Cancer Vaccine ConsortiumCedrik Michael Britten
Tumor Immunology Group, Department for Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands
Cancer Immunol Immunother 58:1701-13. 2009..The Cancer Vaccine Consortium of the Cancer Research Institute (CVC-CRI) conducted a multicenter HLA-peptide multimer proficiency panel (MPP) with a group of 27 laboratories to assess the performance of the assay...
- Reporting of measures of accuracy in systematic reviews of diagnostic literatureHonest Honest
Academic Dept, of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham B15 2TG, United Kingdom
BMC Health Serv Res 2:4. 2002..Therefore, we performed this study to assess the measures of accuracy used for reporting results of primary studies as well as their meta-analysis in systematic reviews of test accuracy studies...
- Does this patient have influenza?Stephanie A Call
Department of Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
JAMA 293:987-97. 2005..Making a reliable, rapid clinical diagnosis is essential to appropriate patient management that may be especially important during shortages of antiviral agents caused by high demand...
- Results and harmonization guidelines from two large-scale international Elispot proficiency panels conducted by the Cancer Vaccine Consortium (CVC/SVI)Sylvia Janetzki
ZellNet Consulting, Inc, Fort Lee, NJ, USA
Cancer Immunol Immunother 57:303-15. 2008..These results provide initial harmonization guidelines to optimize Elispot assay performance to the immunotherapy community. Further optimization is in process with ongoing panels...
- Understanding laboratory testing in diagnostic uncertainty: a qualitative study in general practiceTrudy van der Weijden
Department of General Practice, Maastricht University, PO Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Br J Gen Pract 52:974-80. 2002..Better knowledge of the professional's motives for ordering laboratory tests in the case of diagnostic uncertainty may lead to interventions directed at reducing unnecessary testing...
- Sexually transmitted infection/HIV laboratory testing in resource-limited countries: steps to improve use effective testing and to ensure diagnostic capacityElizabeth Donegan
Department of Anesthesiology, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
Sex Transm Dis 30:905-8. 2003
- Problems in interpreting laboratory tests. What do unexpected results mean?M L Brigden
Penticton Regional Hospital, BC, Canada
Postgrad Med 107:145-6, 151-2, 155-8 passim. 2000..More clinical research is needed to establish appropriate reference ranges, especially for those over the age of 75 years...
- The quality of reporting in diagnostic test research: getting better, still not optimalPatrick M M Bossuyt
Clin Chem 50:465-6. 2004
- Investigation of Laboratory cross-contamination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis culturesL Fitzpatrick
Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Clin Infect Dis 38:e52-4. 2004..Failure to recognize laboratory cross-contamination with M. tuberculosis leads to both erroneous administration of unnecessary medications and expenditure of resources required to conduct contact investigations...
- The truth about quality: medical usefulness and analytical reliability of laboratory testsJames O Westgard
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Clin Chim Acta 346:3-11. 2004..It is commonly thought that laboratory tests provide two-thirds to three-fourths of the information used for making medical decisions. If so, test results had better tell the truth about what is happening with our patients...
- [Domestic and international trends concerning allowable limits of error in external quality assessment scheme]Shigemi Hosogaya
Clinical Laboratory, University of Yamanashi Hospital, Nakakoma gun, Yamanashi pref 409 3898
Rinsho Byori 53:547-53. 2005..When expressed in coefficient of variation terms, these allowable limits may be applied at a wide range of levels of quantity...
- Fetal-maternal hemorrhage detection in OntarioJohn D Lafferty
Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine Program, Hamilton
Am J Clin Pathol 119:72-7. 2003....
- Quality performance of newborn screening systems: strategies for improvementD Webster
NZ National Testing Centre, PO Box 872, Auckland, New Zealand
J Inherit Metab Dis 30:576-84. 2007..Outside the laboratory, standards, education and protocols improve the quality of specimen collection, diagnosis and treatment, which together produce the health gains...
- Regulatory processes and three Rs alternativesJ Milstien
Department of Vaccines and Biologicals, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Dev Biol (Basel) 111:15-9. 2002..Thus, regulation of biological products in future will probably see a replacement, reduction and refinement (the 3 Rs) of animal testing...
- [The pediatrician, his laboratory and its uncertainty]Olivier Boulat
Laboratoire Central de Chimie Clinique, Département de Médecine de Laboratoire, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois 1011 Lausanne
Rev Med Suisse Romande 122:645-8. 2002....
- Thailand intensive external quality assessment schemes as dynamic tools for improving laboratory quality and standardAmarin Prijavudhi
Department of Clinical Chemistry, Faculty of Medical Technology, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10700, Thailand
Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 33:14-7. 2002..Regular EQA newsletters, and yearly summer-time seminar and training prove to be the essential education tools promoting both laboratory quality and standard intensively...
- Standardization of gamma-glutamyltransferase assays by intermethod calibration. Effect on determining common reference limitsJosiane Steinmetz
Laboratoire de Biologie Clinique, Centre de Medecine Preventive, Vandoeuvre les Nancy, France
Clin Chem Lab Med 45:1373-80. 2007..We evaluated if this harmonization could lead to reference limits common to different routine methods...
- Integration of data derived from biological variation into the quality management systemCarmen Ricos
Analytical Quality Commission, Spanish Society of Clinical Biochemistry And Molecular Pathology, Spain
Clin Chim Acta 346:13-8. 2004..corrected] Data on within- and between-subject biological variation are available for around 250 analytes commonly used in medical laboratories...
- Guidelines for blood smear preparation and staining procedure for setting up an external quality assessment scheme for blood smear interpretation. Part I: Control materialJuan Lluis Vives Corrons
Red Cell Pathology Unit, ICMHO IDIPAPS, Hospital Clinic i Provincial, Barcelona, Spain
Clin Chem Lab Med 42:922-6. 2004..Due to a lack of guidance documents, many organizers are reluctant to offer a hematology scheme. This article aims to be a very practical guidance document for external quality assessment organizers for the set up of blood smear schemes...
- Flow cytometric lymphocyte subset enumeration: 10 years of external quality assessment in the Benelux countriesWilfried H B M Levering
Laboratory for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Sanquin Blood Bank South West Region, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Cytometry B Clin Cytom 74:79-90. 2008..Failure to fully standardize protocols may have led to only modest reductions in variability of results between laboratories...
- Evaluation of serum protein profiling by surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for the detection of prostate cancer: I. Assessment of platform reproducibilityO John Semmes
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology, Virginia Prostate Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
Clin Chem 51:102-12. 2005..This report describes the first stage of a National Cancer Institute/Early Detection Research Network-sponsored multiinstitutional evaluation and validation of this approach for detection of prostate cancer...
- Against the proposition: for the diagnosis of viral infections, commercial assays provide more reliable results than do in-house assaysVivienne James
Quality Assurance Laboratory, Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK
Rev Med Virol 18:77-80. 2008..The EQA results described here support my supposition that, for the diagnosis of viral infections, commercial assays do not provide more reliable results than do in-house assays...
- Statistical diagnostics emerging from external quality control of real-time PCRE Marubini
Institute of Medical Statistics and Biometry, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
Int J Biol Markers 19:141-6. 2004..Our findings suggest the usefulness of the approach presented here for monitoring the heterogeneity of results produced by different laboratories and for selecting those laboratories that need technical advice on their performance...
- Mistakes encountered during external quality assessment schemes (EQAS): illustrated and categorized examplesMathias Maitrejean
Clin Lab 53:483-4. 2007
- An Italian program of External Quality Control for chromogranin A (CgA) assay: performance evaluation of CgA determinationPaolo Verderio
Unit of Medical Statistics and Biometry, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
Clin Chem Lab Med 45:1244-50. 2007..This paper reports the results regarding laboratory performance...
- Estimates of measurement uncertainty from proficiency testing schemes, internal laboratory quality monitoring and during routine enforcement examination of foodsB Jarvis
Ross Biosciences Ltd, Upton Bishop, Ross on Wye, UK
J Appl Microbiol 103:462-7. 2007....
- The external quality assessment schemes in ThailandNisarat Opartkiattikul
Department of Clinical Pathology, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Rinsho Byori 50:121-5. 2002..g. coagulation, serology for autoimmune disease and hemoglobin typing. External quality assessment programs for these laboratories are urgently needed...
- External quality assessment scheme and laboratory accreditation in IndonesiaIna S Timan
Clinical Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia
Rinsho Byori 50:126-30. 2002..This accreditation program is still in progress for all public and private hospital laboratories...
- Quality assurance/quality control of foot and mouth disease solid phase competition enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay--Part II. Quality control: comparison of two charting methods to monitor assay performanceN Goris
Department of Virology, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, Groeslenberg 99, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Rev Sci Tech 24:1005-16. 2005..Both chart types are equally sensitive to shifts, but the EWMA method seems to provide the best balance between false rejection and false acceptance...
- The quality of laboratory testing today: an assessment of sigma metrics for analytic quality using performance data from proficiency testing surveys and the CLIA criteria for acceptable performanceJames O Westgard
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison 53706, USA
Am J Clin Pathol 125:343-54. 2006..9 to 2.6; and PSA (TEa = 10%), 1.2 to 1.8. The analytic quality of laboratory tests requires improvement in measurement performance and more intensive quality control monitoring than the CLIA minimum of 2 levels per day...
- The performance of quantitative D-dimer assays in laboratory routineMichael Spannagl
INSTAND e V, Dusseldorf, Germany
Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis 16:439-43. 2005..In conclusion, standardization or at least harmonization of D-dimer assays is necessary to ensure comparability of D-dimer plasma levels measured in clinical routine...
- Toward implementation of a regional quality assurance program in cytopathology: the Hong Kong experienceWai Kuen Ng
Cytology Quality Assurance Program Working Group, Hong Kong College of Pathologists, China
Acta Cytol 50:164-77. 2006..To develop a local quality assurance program in cytopathology based on circulation of patient specimens on glass slides, with limited resources...
- An external quality assessment program for von Willebrand factor laboratory analysis: an overview from the European concerted action on thrombosis and disabilities foundationPiet Meijer
European Concerted Action on Thrombosis and Disabilities ECAT Foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands
Semin Thromb Hemost 32:485-91. 2006..It can be concluded that further improvement in the laboratory diagnosis of vWD is necessary...
- Laboratory tests for measurement of von Willebrand factor show poor agreement among different centers: results from the United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Scheme for Blood CoagulationSteve Kitchen
United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Scheme NEQAS for Blood Coagulation, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Semin Thromb Hemost 32:492-8. 2006..Overall, our data show that laboratory testing for vWD remains problematic. It remains to be seen whether newer techniques will offer consistently improved precision...
- [Attending physician must consider uncertainty. Don't let yourself be cheated by the numbers!]Anders Kallner
Karolinska Universitetslaboratoriet, Karolinska Universitetssjuk huset Solna
Lakartidningen 103:2467-9. 2006
- External quality assessment of molecular typing of Staphylococcus aureus isolates by a network of laboratoriesA Deplano
Laboratoire de Référence MRSA Staphylocoques, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Service de Microbiologie, Hopital Erasme, 808, Route de Lennik, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
J Clin Microbiol 44:3236-44. 2006..Our findings indicate that surveys of lab proficiency are useful for validation and optimization of molecular typing services to local hospital infection control programs...
- Repeated HIV-1 resistance genotyping external quality assessments improve virology laboratory performanceDiane Descamps
Laboratoire de Virologie, CHU Bichat Claude Bernard, Paris, France
J Med Virol 78:153-60. 2006..077). No errors were made by 19% of laboratories in 2002, compared to 42% in 2003. These results show the value of repeated external quality assessments...
- The Lebanese External Quality Assessment Scheme for laboratories: was it worth establishing?Ghassan Hallak
LEQAS, Laboratoires St Elie, Centre Michel Aboujaoudé, Antelias, Lebanon
J Med Liban 53:9-15. 2005....
- A simple statistical approach for assessing inter-laboratory comparison tests for classical swine fever diagnosisK R Depner
Federal Research Centre for Virus Diseases of Animals, Boddenblick 5a, 17498 Insel Riems Greifswald, Germany
J Vet Med B Infect Dis Vet Public Health 53:473-6. 2006..The final analysis of the data showed that the CSF diagnostic quality improved continuously...
- EC intercomparisons for laboratories monitoring environmental radioactivityU Wätjen
EC JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements IRMM, Retieseweg 111, B 2440 Geel, Belgium
Appl Radiat Isot 64:1108-13. 2006..The treatment of an individual result, deviating widely from the reference value, is discussed. Monte-Carlo simulations allow to estimate the maximum errors possibly made due to a non-suitable measurement geometry...
- External quality assessment scheme for hemostasis in IndiaJoy Mammen
Department of Clinical Pathology and Blood Bank, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
Semin Thromb Hemost 33:265-72. 2007..The challenges ahead are to increase participation, improve reporting of results, and provide individualized support to laboratories to improve performance when necessary...
- External quality assessment and the laboratory diagnosis of thrombophiliaPiet Meijer
ECAT Foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands
Semin Thromb Hemost 31:59-65. 2005..58 x total biological variation). This study shows that a more stable performance of laboratory tests involved in the screening of thrombophilia over a prolonged period of time is necessary...
- Japanese collaborative study to assess inter-laboratory variation in factor VII activity assaysO Takamiya
Department of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Japan
J Thromb Haemost 5:1686-92. 2007..Despite its importance, there are no data on the variability of inter-laboratory determinations of low to very low plasma FVII activity (FVII:C)...
- Has compliance with CLIA requirements really improved quality in US clinical laboratories?Sharon S Ehrmeyer
Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Room 6175, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, USA
Clin Chim Acta 346:37-43. 2004....
- Institute for quality in laboratory medicine series--controversies in laboratory medicine: nursing and the laboratory: relationship issues that affect quality careAnthony Kurec
University Pathologists Laboratory at State University, New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA
MedGenMed 8:52. 2006
- Hematology external quality assessment in EuropeJosep M Jou
Servei Hemoteràpia i Hemostàsia, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain
Lab Hematol 10:151-2. 2004
- External hematology quality assurance initiative in Asia. Asian Quality Assurance Survey (AQuAS)ProgramKap No Lee
Department of Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Lab Hematol 10:152-7. 2004
- Saving laboratory records: what, how, how long?Dan Baer
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
MLO Med Lab Obs 36:10-1, 14-6; quiz 18-20. 2004
- Hemoglobin A1c measurements over nearly two decades: sustaining comparable values throughout the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications studyMichael Steffes
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
Clin Chem 51:753-8. 2005..Clinical trials require assays that provide consistent results during the course of a study. The hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) assay, a measure of chronic glycemia, is critical to the study of diabetes control and complications...
- Pilot external quality assessment survey for post-market vigilance of in vitro diagnostic medical devices and investigation of trueness of participants' resultsLinda M Thienpont
Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Clin Chem Lab Med 41:183-6. 2003..The survey pointed out to the other participants, interchanging instrument, reagent and calibrator, that they are themselves responsible for the problems shown and hence also for problem-solving...
- On the interpretation of affirmative follow-up tests in immunoassays: what must not be done?Adel A A Ismail
Tanglewood, Chevet Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 6HL, UK
Ann Clin Biochem 43:249-51. 2006..Though commendable practice, these extra tests could in some cases lead to a false sense of assurance, misleading clinicians and wasting resources. I would like to highlight the use and misuse of these tests...
- Assessment of physical conditions and current practice in laboratories carrying out sputum smear microscopy in Northwest EthiopiaAndargachew Mulu
Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Gondar, PO Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia
Trop Doct 35:215-7. 2005..Laboratory safety standards need to be improved, to minimize the risk of infection. In addition, there is an urgent need for education, training and supervision of the staff involved in sputum microscopy...
- [Procedure for accurate evaluation of laboratory data and its international trends]Katsuhiko Kuwa
Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, 305 8575
Rinsho Byori 53:531-9. 2005..As the results, the work of the standardization based on reliability such as validation of reagent's kits and the measured values and uncertainty evaluation would be internationally advanced...
- Method comparison in the clinical laboratoryAsger Lundorff Jensen
Department of Small Animal Clinical Science, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Groennegaardsvej 3, DK 1870, Frederiksberg C, Denmark
Vet Clin Pathol 35:276-86. 2006..Finally, a protocol for comparing simpler semiquantitative methods with established methods that measure on a continuous scale is suggested...
- Effects of clinical laboratory choice on study outcome: an interlaboratory evaluation of aminotransferase levelsJody L Green
Research Department, Denver Health Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, Denver, CO, USA
Pharmacotherapy 28:453-7. 2008..To determine if laboratories with disparate alanine aminotransferase (ALT) reference ranges would report different rates of elevation greater than the upper limit of reference range (ULRR) and thus have the potential to alter study results...
- Use of proficiency samples to assess diagnostic laboratories in France performing a Trichinella digestion assayIsabelle Vallee
AFSSA, INRA, ENVA, UPVM, UMR956 BIPAR, F 94 706 Maisons Alfort, France
J Food Prot 70:1685-90. 2007..This study supports the use of proficiency samples to accurately evaluate the performance of routine diagnostic laboratories that conduct digestion tests for animal trichinellosis diagnosis...
- Multilaboratory testing of thrombophilia: current and past practice in Australasia as assessed through the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program for HematologyEmmanuel J Favaloro
Haematology Laboratories, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Semin Thromb Hemost 31:49-58. 2005..e., false-normal interpretations for deficient plasma or false-abnormal interpretations for normal plasma). The CVs for these assays ranged from 5 to 40%, with highest CVs typically obtained with PS assays...
- Towards single screening tests for brucellosisK Nielsen
Animal Diseases Research Institute, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 3851 Fallowfield Rd, Nepean, Ontario, K2H 8P9, Canada
Rev Sci Tech 24:1027-37. 2005..2%) than from only the OPS, and considerably higher (12.6%) than the CORE. Overall, both the I-ELISA and the FPA with combined antigens were suitable as screening tests for all species of Brucella in the animal species tested...
- Harmonisation of European tests for serological diagnosis of Brucella infection in bovinesJ A McGiven
OIE FAO WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Brucellosis, Department of Bacterial Diseases, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Weybridge, Surrey, KT15 3NB, United Kingdom
Rev Sci Tech 25:1039-53. 2006..The increase in the number of participants in these trials over time reflected the enlargement of the EU and increased the need for quality assurance...
- Mis-identification of factor inhibitors by diagnostic haemostasis laboratories: recognition of pitfalls and elucidation of strategies. A follow up to a large multicentre evaluationEmmanuel J Favaloro
Department of Haematology and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Quality Assurance Program, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales 2145, Australia
Pathology 39:504-11. 2007....
- Are external quality assurance (EQA) slide schemes a valid tool for the performance assessment of histopathologists?D M Parham
Histopathology, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Castle Lane East, Bournemouth, Dorset, England BH7 7DW, UK
Pathol Res Pract 201:117-21. 2005..This paper discusses how these schemes have evolved, the problems of standard setting and their validity as a measure of pathologists performance...
- Discordance rate, a new concept for combining diagnostic decisions with analytical performance characteristics. 1. Application in method or sample system comparisons and in defining decision limitsRainer Haeckel
Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Zentralkrankenhaus Sankt Juergen Strasse, Bremen, Germany
Clin Chem Lab Med 41:347-55. 2003..It extends the concept of (un)efficiency by including the effect of variability about a decision limit and the distribution of the measurement values in the patient population...
- Evaluation of commutability of control materialsEmmanuel Brion
Laboratoire de biochimie appliquée, UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques, Universite Louis Pasteur de Strasbourg, Ilkirch, France
Clin Chem Lab Med 40:625-30. 2002..We propose to verify the commutability of materials before their use in an external quality control assessement...
- Fit-for-purpose shellfish reference materials for internal and external quality control in the analysis of phycotoxinsPhilipp Hess
Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Co Galway, Ireland
Anal Bioanal Chem 387:2463-74. 2007..The intricate link between reference material characterisation and method performance is outlined to give guidance on the appropriate in-house method validation in the rapidly developing field of phycotoxins...
- The Taskforce 2000 survey on medical education in sleep and sleep disordersR Rosen
Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, USA
Sleep 21:235-8. 1998..A large majority of respondents indicated their willingness to be involved in sleep education for physicians, and rated this a high priority for the professional organization...
- Physician education in sleep and sleep disorders: a national survey of U.S. medical schoolsR C Rosen
Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway 08854
Sleep 16:249-54. 1993..Overall, it appears that physician education in sleep and sleep disorders is largely inadequate, despite increasing evidence of the role of sleep in patient health and well-being...
- Prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Trinidad & TobagoPatrick Eberechi Akpaka
Department of Paraclinical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St, Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 5:16. 2006..We therefore sought to document comprehensively the prevalence and antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of MRSA isolates in Trinidad and Tobago...
- Current clinical and laboratory practice for the investigation of the antiphospholipid syndrome: findings from the 2008 Australasian antiphospholipid antibody surveyEmmanuel J Favaloro
Department of Haematology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Pathology 41:666-75. 2009..Depending on their clinical presentation, affected individuals might be seen by a variety of clinical specialties including general physicians and general practionners, with a potentially wide variation in the aPL assays requested...
- Evaluation of vaginal complaintsMatthew R Anderson
Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA
JAMA 291:1368-79. 2004..Clinicians have traditionally diagnosed vaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis, and vaginal trichomoniasis using some combination of physical examination, pH, the wet mount, and the whiff test...
- The place of molecular genetic methods in the diagnostics of human pathogenic anaerobic bacteria. A minireviewElisabeth Nagy
Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Szeged, Somogyi Béla tér 1, H 6725 Szeged, Hungary
Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung 53:183-94. 2006..The investigation of toxin production at a molecular level helps in the detection of new toxin types. This mini-review surveys some of the results obtained by our group and others using molecular genetic methods in anaerobic diagnostics...
- Administrative claims analysis of all-cause annual costs of care and resource utilization by age category for ulcerative colitis patientsStephen J Bickston
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
J Manag Care Pharm 14:352-62. 2008..There is little information in the published literature evaluating the all-cause health care costs of patients with UC according to age...
- Multicentre study on factors determining differences in rate of spread of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: methods and prevalence of HIV infectionA Buve
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
AIDS 15:S5-14. 2001....
- Multiscale variation-aware techniques for high-performance digital microfluidic lab-on-a-chip component placementChen Liao
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
IEEE Trans Nanobioscience 10:51-8. 2011..9% reduction in completion time. When considering variations, the variation-unaware design has the average yield of 2%, while our variation-aware technique always satisfies the yield constraint with only 7.7% completion time increase...
- Costing of services of Vietnamese hospitals: identifying costs in one central, two provincial and two district hospitals using a standard methodologySteffen Flessa
Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 324, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Int J Health Plann Manage 19:63-77. 2004..However, the majority of inhabitants strongly depends on governmental hospital services. These services are currently going through a financial crisis. This demands the quest for efficiency and the wise allocation of public funds...
- 201 SUPPRESSION OF Suz12 IN BOVINE PREIMPLANTATION EMBRYOS VIA CYTOPLASMIC SMALL INTERFERING RNA INJECTIONG L Williamson
Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A and M University, College Station, TX, USA
Reprod Fertil Dev 23:200. 2011..Future experiments will explore potential alterations in histone methylation, as well as other epigenetic modifiers in bovine preimplantation embryos, to further elucidate the role of the epigenome in early embryonic development...
- Vaginitis: diagnosis and managementMartin Quan
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Postgrad Med 122:117-27. 2010..Bacterial vaginosis, which has been linked to important gynecologic and pregnancy complications, can be treated with an available oral or topical agent containing either a nitroimidazole or clindamycin...
- Epidemic of jungle yellow fever in Brazil, 2000: implications of climatic alterations in disease spreadP F Vasconcelos
WHO Collaborating Center for Arbovirus Reference and Research, Seção de Arbovírus do Instituto Evandro Chagas, Fundação Nacional de Saúde FUNASA, Ministério da Saúde MS, 66090 000, Belem, PA, Brazil
J Med Virol 65:598-604. 2001..It is noteworthy that the last reported autochthonous cases of sylvatic yellow fever in São Paulo and Bahia, both states outside the endemic/enzootic area, had occurred in 1953 and 1948, respectively...
- Covariate selection in multivariate spatial analysis of ovine parasitic infectionV Musella
Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Prev Vet Med 99:69-77. 2011..This research showed the utility of appropriate GIS-driven surveillance systems. Moreover, spatial features can be used to tailor sampling design where the sampling fraction can be a function of remote sensing covariables...
- Eosinophil granule proteins in the assessment of airway inflammation in pediatric bronchial asthmaO D Wolthers
Children s Clinic Randers, Randers, Denmark
Pediatr Allergy Immunol 14:248-54. 2003..In the future, perhaps, a combination of products of inflammatory cells may give more clinically relevant information with respect to prediction, diagnosis, monitoring and outcome of childhood asthma...
- An analysis of human pathogens found in horse/mule manure along the John Muir Trail in Kings Canyon and Sequoia and Yosemite National ParksRobert Wayne Derlet
Emergency Department, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento 95817, USA
Wilderness Environ Med 13:113-8. 2002..To determine the prevalence of microorganisms that are potentially pathogenic for humans in horse/mule manure along the John Muir Trail (JMT)...
- Differentiation of Burkholderia species by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of the 16S rRNA gene and application to cystic fibrosis isolatesC Segonds
Laboratoire de bactériologie virologie hygiène, CHU Rangueil, 31403 Toulouse Cedex 4, France
J Clin Microbiol 37:2201-8. 1999....
- Airway interventions in the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory: a retrospective reviewTerrence L Trentman
Department of Anesthesiology, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 23:841-5. 2009..To quantify the incidence of airway interventions during cardiac electrophysiology laboratory procedures...
- Laboratory testing for the antiphospholipid syndrome: making sense of antiphospholipid antibody assaysEmmanuel J Favaloro
Department of Haematology, Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research ICPMR, Westmead Hospital, NSW, Australia
Clin Chem Lab Med 49:447-61. 2011....
- The effect of adding a stone base on the accuracy of working casts using different types of dental stoneKhalid Al-Abidi
College of Dentistry at King Faisal University in Dammam, Saudi Arabia
J Contemp Dent Pract 7:17-28. 2006..The aim of this study was to determine the effect on the dimensional accuracy of a working cast of adding a stone base using different stone products...
- Melioidosis in a rural community of Western Province, Papua New GuineaJ M Warner
Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 101:809-13. 2007..Further studies are needed to ascertain the local epidemiology and why children appear particularly at risk, as well as to establish the true extent of melioidosis in Papua New Guinea...
- The dental student as a technician: preclinical and clinical laboratory programs in fixed prosthodonticsV C Petropoulos
Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6003, USA
J Prosthodont 10:164-9. 2001..The purpose of the second part of the survey was to ascertain the delegation of laboratory procedures in preclinical and clinical fixed prosthodontic programs...
- North Carolina Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy Exposures (NC BD-STEPS)Andrew Olshan; Fiscal Year: 2013..By including multiple study sites, BD-STEPS will aim for a study population that is representative of the US population in racial/ethnic composition. The project period is anticipated to be 8/1/2013 - 7/31/2018. ..
- Annual Estimates of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness: Davidson County, TNMarie R Griffin; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Rapid, Near-Transfusion Test for Bacteria in Platelet UnitsANDREW E LEVIN; Fiscal Year: 2011..This project is aimed at development of a rapid and sensitive test for bacterial contamination which can be performed shortly before transfusion, improving the safety of the U.S. blood supply. ..
- The Incidence and Etiology of Influenza-Associated Community-Acquired Pneumonia iKATHRYN MARGARET EDWARDS; Fiscal Year: 2013..abstract_text> ..
- Longitudinal Aging Biomarker Study in India (LASI-Biomarkers)Jinkook Lee; Fiscal Year: 2012....
- Home-Based Lithium Level Testing for Bipolar PatientsKUMAR SUBRAMANIAN; Fiscal Year: 2009..v^^*7 ..
- The Health Burden of A Recently Discovered Borrelia SpirochetePETER JAMES KRAUSE; Fiscal Year: 2012..miyamotoi infection. ..
- Polymorphisms Related to Dopamine Receptor Function and SmokingERIC CHRISTIAN DONNY; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Natural History of AIDS Homosexual MenRoger Detels; Fiscal Year: 2013..Thus, the MACS provides an irreplaceable resource for continued study of the natural history of treated and untreated HIV infection and AIDS. ..
- Rapid detection of diagnostic chemokinesKevin W Plaxco; Fiscal Year: 2013....
- Human Monoclonal Antibody To Treat P. aeruginosa Infections in Cystic FibrosisERIC JOHN PATZER; Fiscal Year: 2013..Incorporating feedback from the FDA, we will then file an IND application. ..
- Medications Development for Cannabis-Use Disorders: Clinical StudiesJOSHUA ANTHONY LILE; Fiscal Year: 2013..The career development activities supported by the K02 award will allow me to sustain and expand these efforts, and thus meet my career goals, which will directly impact the field of cannabis-use treatment. ..
- Prenatal Cytogenetic Diagnosis by Array-based copy number AnalysisRonald Wapner; Fiscal Year: 2011..Approximately 2.5 years are allotted for patient recruitment and laboratory processing;with an additional 2.5 years for pregnancy outcome and infant follow-up in selected cases, as well as data processing. ..
- Agonist Replacement Therapy for Methamphetamine Dependence: Human Lab StudiesCraig R Rush; Fiscal Year: 2013....
- Development of a lab-on-a-chip for point-of-care biomonitoring of blood metalsIan Papautsky; Fiscal Year: 2013..Collaboration with our commercialization partner will position the multi-metal sensor for wide-spread use in clinical and research settings. ..
- Nanotube Antibody Arrays for Profiling Circulating Diseased CellsBalaji Panchapakesan; Fiscal Year: 2011..Based on the sensor arrays, a device will be developed that will be used in detecting and profiling circulating breast cancer cells in blood. This new technology will be compared against standard immunoassays such as ELISA. ..
- Sustained release depot pre-exposure prophylaxis in breast feeding populationsThomas Smith; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- CLINICAL PREDICTORS FOR SUCCESSFUL VISUAL REHABILITATIONFRANKLIN PORTER; Fiscal Year: 1992..A predictive formula based on simple measurements in the low vision clinic will assist the clinician in prescribing telescopic spectacles and will improve rehabilitation strategies...
- Agonist Replacement Therapy for Cocaine Dependence: Identifying Novel MedicationsCRAIG RUSH; Fiscal Year: 2009..Identifying novel agonist replacement therapies is important because clinicians may be reluctant to use d-amphetamine because of its abuse potential. ..
- NOVEL METHOD TO MEASURE GLOMERULAR FILTRATION RATEMary Rusckowski; Fiscal Year: 2000..proposed commercial application: not available ..
- Virtuality Reality Cue Exposure for Crack CocaineBarbara Rothbaum; Fiscal Year: 2003..The long-term objectives to be achieved in Phase II include the development and testing of the treatment of crack cocaine dependence using VR cue exposure therapy in a controlled design. ..
- Protective Immune Responses in HIV-1 Exposed InfantsCarey Farquhar; Fiscal Year: 2006..Kreiss and John, will prepare her for the complex data analysis required by this study and contribute substantially to the development of her career as an independent clinical investigator. ..
- A PROGRAMMABLE LIGHT SOURCE FOR MICROFLUIDIC DEVICESMARKUS HEHLEN; Fiscal Year: 1999..PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICATION: The proposed commercial application is a compact, programmable light source for microfluidic devices/instruments. ..
- Metallic Nanosensor Matrix with Enhanced FluorescenceHENRY SZMACINSKI; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Mechanisms for Preterm Birth in African-American WomenSusan Gennaro; Fiscal Year: 2004....
- GENERAL CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTERRaymond Fonseca; Fiscal Year: 1990....
- Predicting Relative Workload During Physical WorkTARIQ ABDELHAMID; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Laboratory evaluations of a common behavioral treatmentTimothy Vollmer; Fiscal Year: 2002..In addition, the studies could lead directly to better application of response-independent treatment schedules. ..
- Impulsivity at Different Stages of Adolescent SmokingBrady Reynolds; Fiscal Year: 2007..The possible role of impulsive behavior as a mediator between negative life events and cigarette-smoking status among adolescents will be explored. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- BEHAVIORAL VULNERABILITY TO EARLY SMOKING RELAPSERichard Brown; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- MEASUREMENT OF GROWTH AND SECRETION OF SINGLE CELLSJames Weaver; Fiscal Year: 1993....
- AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR--ALCOHOL AND MENSTRUAL CYCLE EFFECTSDonald Dougherty; Fiscal Year: 1999..This information will identify factors in the relationship between alcohol and violence -- particularly as they relate to females. ..
- Comprehensive non-invasive prenatal diagnosticsEugene Pergament; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- NIMH-COR Honors High School Research Education GrantPamela Banks; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Alcohol and the Activation of Aggressive ThoughtsBrian Quigley; Fiscal Year: 2006..The training and research will be conducted at the Research Institute on Addictions, an environment which has a strong history of supporting the development of young researchers. ..
- Labscape: Languages and Tools for Cell BiologyLAWRENCE ARNSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2002..The concepts and tools will be disseminated through publication and software distribution where appropriate. As progress is made, participation in standards bodies might also be warranted. ..
- LABORATORY MODEL OF ESCAPE--MOTIVATED ABERRANT BEHAVIORMichael Perone; Fiscal Year: 2001..abstract_text> ..
- SCOR IN PATHOBIOLOGY OF LUNG DEVELOPMENTALBERT COLLIER; Fiscal Year: 2001..These Cores will function to centralize equipment, reagents and various laboratory procedures to facilitate the research efforts of the SCOR investigators. ..
- CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, HAYWARD BRIDGE PROGRAMDONALD GAILEY; Fiscal Year: 2000..The Consortium has built-in mechanisms for tracking of student progress, for both formative and summative program evaluation, and for interlinkage with other science-education and research-based programs in the Bay Area. ..
- Labscape: Languages and Tools for Cell BiologyLAWRENCE ARNSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2005..The concepts and tools will be disseminated through publication and software distribution where appropriate. As progress is made, participation in standards bodies might also be warranted. ..
- TRAINING IN MOLECULAR VIROLOGY AND SIV PATHOBIOLOGYAnita Trichel; Fiscal Year: 2001..The institution is committed to the training of basic science researchers, as well as clinicians. ..
- PREFACULTY TRAINING IN PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGYClifford Kashtan; Fiscal Year: 2009..The program remains deeply committed to the development of academic pediatric nephrologists, who continue to be in short supply throughout the nation, and to the preparation of women and minorities for these positions ..
- DRUG USE AND LABORATORY MEASURES OF RATIONAL CHOICEGENE HEYMAN; Fiscal Year: 1999..The studies will also test whether individuals can be taught to make better decisions. These data will be used to design a curriculum for teaching decision making. ..
- LABORATORY ANIMAL DIAGNOSTIC RESOURCEC Lang; Fiscal Year: 1992..Continuation is deemed essential to the institution's biomedical research program...
- MARIJUANA EFFECTS ON BASIC BEHAVIORAL MECHANISMSSCOTT LANE; Fiscal Year: 2004..Collectively, these studies are designed to help elucidate the effects of marijuana on basic learning mechanisms, and the role of marijuana in the etiology of socially detrimental behavior. ..
- Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal InjuriesJames Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable]..
- Diabetes and Drug-Associated Hyperkalemia: Effect of Laboratory MonitoringMarsha Raebel; Fiscal Year: 2008..The findings will also assist in developing a framework for future studies to evaluate the effects and costs of medication-laboratory monitoring among patients with diabetes. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Community-Based Participatory Approach to Farmworker Housing, Exposures & HealthThomas A Arcury; Fiscal Year: 2010....
- Preservation of Embryonic Stem Cells in Desiccated StateMehmet Toner; Fiscal Year: 2007..In Specific Aim 4, we will investigate the stability of dried mouse ES cells and optimize the desiccation and rehydration conditions most conducive to the differentiation of dry preserved mouse ES cells into hepatocytes. ..
- Evaluation of Vitamin D Requirements During PregnancyBruce Hollis; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Appropriate Pneumococcal Vaccination in Infants in FijiFiona Russell; Fiscal Year: 2007..The results of this study will form the basis of an effectiveness evaluation following the pilot introduction of pneumococcal immunization into Fiji in 3-5 years time. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- CALMODULIN IN NEOPLASTIC TRANSFORMATION OF BREAST TISSUEDavid Sacks; Fiscal Year: 2008..The long-term goal of this program is the development of novel and specifically targeted pharmacologic agents for the treatment of carcinoma. ..
- BIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY OF MALARIA PARASITE LIVER-STAGESAbdu Azad; Fiscal Year: 2005..falciparum EE-stages. Finally, we will define the contribution of P. yoelii liver-stage gene products in protective immunity via DNA immunizations. ..
- COLUMBIA-ADARC-CORNELL AIDS CLINICAL TRIALS UNITScott Hammer; Fiscal Year: 2006..Thus, the Columbia-ADARC ACTU will be an active participant in the Group's mission to improve the health of HIV infected individuals and set standards for treatment of HIV disease. ..
- Pilot Study of Adrenal hormonesJoanne Dorgan; Fiscal Year: 2004..Intraclass correlation coefficients will be calculated to evaluate whether hormone measurements in a single aliquot reflect longer term levels. ..
- COST EFFECTIVENESS OF GENETIC SCREENING FOR COLON CANCERScott Ramsey; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- PAIN AND ANALGESIC RESPONSE--SEX AND HORMONE VARIATIONSSandra Comer; Fiscal Year: 2002..In addition, they will more carefully examine sex differences in analgesic response to butorphanol and morphine, two agonists with differing selectivities for mu and kappa opioid receptors. ..
- INTRACELLULAR CATIONS AND EXCITOTOXICITYIan Reynolds; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Resilience and Health in Communities and Individuals.Alex Zautra; Fiscal Year: 2009..For those mid-aged adults with children, the outcome measures will also be assessed in one their children approaching adult life (aged 16 to 24 years;N = 160) to probe the transmission of resilience across generations. ..
- Osteoporosis and Bone Augmentation/Implant Outcomes: An Observational StudyMartin A Freilich; Fiscal Year: 2010..This application represents an important step in this ongoing research initiative. ..
- Race, Ethnicity and Quality of Health Care for NewbornsLaurence Baker; Fiscal Year: 2005..Our work will focus on Black-White differences, disparities for Hispanics (including subgroups like Mexican and Puerto Rican), and disparities for Asian and Pacific Islanders. ..
- PREVENTION OF VASCULOPATHY AND NEPHROPATHY IN METABOLIC SYNDROMEMichael S Goligorsky; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..